Film cameras required metering for each shot?

3 weeks 5 days ago #699937 by Brad M
I'm watching Thomas Heatons newest video and around the 8 minute spot, he cracks out a light meter.  Is that required for shooting with film? Or all film rather?  



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3 weeks 5 days ago #699940 by Nikon Shooter
Film or digital… yes, yes, and again yes.

The reason he pulls out a light meter is because the camera
doesn't have one on board. The body is meant to hold a lens
and contain a film roll… no trigger neither. All controls are on
the lens.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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3 weeks 5 days ago - 3 weeks 5 days ago #699941 by Shadowfixer1
Required? No, but serious film shooters will want to know the range of the scene they are shooting. That way they can choose whether to favor highlights or shadows depending on the subject. You usually see this for larger formats and not 35mm. I know Tom was shooting with the pano camera and he has studied how Nick Carver shoots and Nick always uses a handheld meter. Some larger format cameras don't have built in meters. I'm not sure about the Fuji pano camera. I've never owned one.

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